Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tuesday, August 30th, 1864

To day the children & I drove down to the mill in the little wagon. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down on Rob. we finished cleaning the house. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Monday, August 29th, 1864

To day Bill drove the little wagon down to the mill carrying Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire], the children & I. we all commenced cleaning the house & putting it in order to move back into. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] rode down in the evening. Nellie then rode down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] to stay some time. The little [woman], children & I returned home in the little wagon. John got back from the saline all safe bringing 1000 lbs of salt, equal to five sacks. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 95°.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 28th, 1864

To day the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp], children & I drove down to Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] in the buggy & spent the day with her. Weather variable & hot. Ther: 95°.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Saturday, August 27th, 1864

To day the boys are at work at the mill. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] & I rode to Crockett in the buggy in order to procure a few articles. We stopped at Billy Stewart's and found him sick in bed. we were in the night driving home. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and assisted Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] in taking care of the children during our absence. Weather clear & very hot. Ther: 94°.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Friday, August 26th, 1864

To day the boys are at work at the mill. Mother [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts] came up and assisted the little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] in makin of a dress to visit Crockett in. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] came home in the evening. Florence [Florence Mahala Hall] had another chill & fever. I finished paying father [Joshua James Hall] all the corn meal I owed him on account of the bacon I got from him in May last. Weather clear & hot. Ther: 90°.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thursday, August 25th, 1864

To day Bill finished thrashing out the wheat. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. I rode down to the mill. Wolf missed his chill & fever. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] finished the piece of cloth in the loom (c.c.) [???] wove it, and took it out of the loom, there was just 20½ yds in all. Weather variable & warm. Ther: 88°.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Wednesday, August 24th, 1864

To day Bill is still at work thrashing out wheat. Nellie [Mary Alexandrien Sharp nee Lemaire] is still down at Mother's [Mahala Sharp Hall nee Roberts]. All the children except Wolf missed their chills & fevers. I remained at home all day. The little woman [Margaret Hall Stewart nee Sharp] is busily engaged weaving a piece of cloth. Weather variable and warm. Ther: 85°.